Palestine

Africa solidarity is a 'pillar of Palestinian struggle'

Senior Hamas leader says Palestinians depend on African allies for symbolic support in their struggle against Israel.

Africa solidarity is a 'pillar of Palestinian struggle'

South Africa

Oscar Pistorius to serve 13 years after supreme court resentence

A South African court has more than doubled Oscar Pistorius's murder sentence after finding the original ruling 'shockingly lenient'.

Zimbabwe

In South Africa, Zimbabwe citizens react to crisis at home

Zimbabweans in South Africa react differently to the military's seizure of power from President Robert Mugabe, but most agree that the people - not the military or political elites - should be in charge.

Opinion

Are South Africa's anti-corruption crusaders racist?

Racism has crept into the debates over government corruption in South Africa.

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Human Rights

Protests mark 100th anniversary of Balfour Declaration

From Ramallah to Pretoria, rallies held to condemn British document that set the stage for the occupation of Palestine.

Balfour Declaration at 100: From Ramallah to Pretoria

Racism

S Africa: Are white farmers more likely to be killed?

Protesters don black to rage against killings but analysts say white farmers should be aware they are not only victims

#BlackMonday: White farmers protest against farm murder

South Africa

One of the largest dinosaur footprints found in Lesotho

It is the first such proof that shows a large carnivorous dinosaur roamed Africa about 200 million years ago.

One of the largest dinosaur footprints found in Lesotho

Racism

How some South Africans reacted to the coffin sentences

Some saw verdict as attempt to send strong message against racism. Others felt the case had become overly politicised.

South Africa

S Africa whites to spend years in jail over coffin case

Two men who shoved black victim into coffin and threatened to set him on fire sentenced to more than 10 years in jail.

Science & Technology

World's fastest car in the making?

The Bloodhound Project team successfully tested their groundbreaking car and will eventually attempt to exceed a speed of 1600 kilometres per hour in South Africa.

Racism

S Africa postpones sentencing of 'racist' white farmers

Two men were found guilty after shoving black victim into coffin and threatening to set him on fire.

Court postpones sentencing white farmers in coffin case

Africa

S Africa sentences whites who threw black man in coffin

Two men were found guilty after shoving black victim into coffin and threatening to set him on fire.

Court to sentence whites who shoved black man in coffin

Africa

The poor of South Africa's Blinkbonnie Road

Fifty families living in poverty and squalor in Durban continue to face the wrath of authorities.

South Africa: The poor of Blinkbonnie Road

Africa

S Africa cabinet shaken up 'in bid to seal energy deal'

South Africa president makes changes to cabinet in move seen to be linked to a contentious nuclear deal with Russia.

Zuma reshuffles cabinet 'in bid to secure energy deal'